Shylock

Loans & Trading in the world of Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice

Inspired by Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Shylock is a medium-weight trading game, featuring innovative loan-taking and auction mechanics combined with elegant hand and resource management.

Players play Merchants of Venice, using their connections to buy and sell goods and ship them around the Mediterranean for profit. However, to invest in goods and ships they need to take loans from the moneylender Shylock, and the penalty for not repaying a loan can be heavy indeed.

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Shylock is playable by two to five players and takes 60-90 minutes to play.

Components

Domino DeckDomino Deck (1 deck of 40 cards)
Domino DeckDomino Deck (1 deck of 8 cards)
Tarot DeckTarot Deck (1 deck of 8 cards)
Tarot DeckTarot Deck (1 deck of 2 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 5 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 5 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 5 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 5 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
Poker DeckPoker Deck (1 deck of 1 cards)
DoubloonsDoubloons (1)
Wink, RedWink, Red (5)

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Action Shots

Requirements

time60-90
players2-5
age12+

Cool Factors

  • Shakespeeare theme
  • Loan-taking
  • Immersive mechanics and art


Vitals

Designerhook_nathan@hotmail.com's Game
Average Rating (1)
Publish DateJune 04, 2017
EditionFirst
DepartmentCard Games
GenreFinancial
ThemeTravel
SettingRenaissance
AudienceFamily
Primary MechanicTrading
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